Beautiful quality, unreal price- but check measurements!
I received this dress today after much hesitation to even buy the dress because the sizing is so off. I am a typical size 4/6 in most clothes (6 lulu lemon, 4 JCrew, small or medium in most things American). But I am exactly a size 2 in this dress's measurements- 33.5 bust, 26.5 waist, and 38 hips. So I ordered the size 2 and held my breathâ?¦ and success!! Absolute bang-on. So check your measurements and order accordingly. At 5ft5, I am a pear-shape and the A-line of this gown is perfect. I won't be taking the dress up, because I plan on wearing heels, and I think it will be the perfect length. It is a beautifully constructed, very simple silhouette. I love it. The lace is soft and the dress drapes so well- a very romantic and light-weight (yet substantial) wedding dress! I can't believe I paid less than $300 for it! Being in Canada though- I paid heavily in import fees to beware of that fellow Canadians :)
October 24, 2014
The Perfect Outdoor Wedding Dress!
My favorite part of this dress was how lightweight it is and how well it stays up. I was worried about having a strapless wedding dress, but between the fitted top and the thin strip of silicone it stays up beautifully. It is a little more ivory than in the picture, but it gives it a romantic antique look. It also has a beautiful sweep-length train on the back that is edged with eyelash lace.
I would suggest that you also buy a belt for the dress - it hugs your chest well, but the waist to hip area is more flowy (this is of course before any alterations). You will also likely need alterations to the hem. I'm 5'8" and am planning to wear flats, and I will need it taken up about an inch.
Overall, this dress is everything I want and is the perfect addition to my wedding day!
October 10, 2014
Perfect dress with minor alterations
I love this dress! I bought a few wedding dresses before deciding on this one. The gown is so light (essential for an August wedding in Texas) and so comfortable. It passes the sit test with flying colors! It is very figure friendly and floats away ever so slightly at the hip. My only complaint was the neckline of the dress. I have broad shoulders and was not wild about a straight across neckline that emphasized my shoulders. I easily fixed this with a trip to the tailor and had the neckline altered to a sweetheart and the dress looks phenomenal! As far as length goes, I'm 5' 8" and am wearing flats. I may need to have it taken up about an inch but nothing more. It is a simple dress but can be adorned with a beautiful sash and jewelry. Perfect for my low-key garden affair.
June 27, 2014
Comfortable, Soft, & LightWeight
The Amada gown is so much more comfortable than any other dress I have tried on because it is so soft and lightweight. This gown is very true to size in street clothing and large for bridal, additionally the under fabric is a stretchy polyester.
It is constructed from three layers of fabric: the lace overlay, blush under layer, and ivory under layer. There is a rubbery strip along the bust line to keep it from falling down, which is really helpful for me, as I'm usually stuck tugging on strapless dresses all evening to keep them up. The skirt is very full and dramatic but the lightweight fabric moves with you to show flattering glimpses of your figure.
The blush under layer is a bit more dusky than expected, more beige on it's own but when paired with rose gold shows blush. My only real complaint is that this dress is unusually long, unless you are exceptionally tall and will be wearing sky high heels you will need it hemmed.
June 26, 2014